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Old 11-17-2007, 07:04 PM
NYTyler NYTyler is offline
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Default Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

Yes its true...I guess Trop wants to compete and they are implementing a bad beat jackpot as of December 1st, 2007. Now I unofficially heard (from one of floormen that registers people for tournaments) that it starts out at 100K. I find that hard to believe.

Anyone else heard anything about this and know what amount it will start out at? Not that I give a [censored] about the BB Jackpot but I prefer to play at a place that has one.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

I've been hearing the rumor, hoping it was not true. Well looks like it will be. I always recommend Tropicana for 1/2NL and Showboat for low buy-in tournaments. Looks like I will need to start recommending the Taj as of 12/1/2007. I personally do not like playing at places with a BBJ, and if given the option, I play at places without a BBJ.

I find it funny that the 2 most popular poker rooms in Atlantic City, Borgata and Trump Taj, do not have a BBJ.

I find it hard to believe that it will start out at $100,000. Maybe $10,000, but the Tropicana is not doing that great of business to be starting the BBJ at $100,000 after every hit. Could be a opening day promotion, maybe the first table "opening day" to hit a BBJ splits $100,000.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

A Borgata dealer said the Borgata doesn't want a BBJ because it invites a 'carvinal atmosphere.' (I don't know how true this is). She did mention that Trop was going to start one.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:54 AM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

The carnival atmosphere is about the last thing a bbjp will bring to a room. Excalibur's wheel brings a carnival atmosphere. Large bbjps bring in the tight, whiny, coffee/cigarette breath walkers who complain that a tourist (who foolishly came to play poker) is breathing their friggin' air. So the choice to not have a bbjp may be a good choice, but the reason quoted to you is purely bullpucky.

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Old 11-18-2007, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

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I unofficially heard (from one of floormen

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I'm not sure why anybody believes any scuttlebutt picked up from Trop staff any more. There's been tons of it in the last year or two, and none of it has ever come true.


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So the choice to not have a bbjp may be a good choice, but the reason quoted to you is purely bullpucky. (Al)

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But it sounds nicer than "we don't want the bus-riding slot monkeys, how many times do we have to tell you?" [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

at worst it will attract more bad players with dreams of "the big one" Its pretty standard these days. In my state, jackpot rake has been $2 for quite some time. More jackpots = more games, or so some one thought. It is spreading too.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:36 AM
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way back when the Trop had a bad beat jackpot, but i don't think they raked for it. it was promotional (someone confirm or correct this, my memory is shaky).

are they going to rake for the BBJ this time around?
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:50 AM
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I will be at the Tropicana on Wednesday. I will inquire about the BBJ and renovations and report back.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:52 AM
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way back when the Trop had a bad beat jackpot, but i don't think they raked for it. it was promotional (someone confirm or correct this, my memory is shaky).

are they going to rake for the BBJ this time around?


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I would think yes without question. The Trop isn't giving anything away these days.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Bad Beat Jackpot at Tropicana Atlantic City

The old Trop BBJ was funded by Tropicana. Years ago the CCC didn't let casinos do a jackpot rake. Harrah's must have convinced them to allow one.
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